Galloway Lowland Lilly Cross by McKeown 109144

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
2" x 1.5"




Galloway is the southernmost shire in Scotland, This landscale of green rolling hills contains many historic sites, a 300 acre forest park and many picturesque villages.

The inspiration for this cross was drawn from designs on the many frine grave slabs at the ruined abbey of Dundrennan near Kirkcudbright. This unique freestone ashlar building was founded in 1142 and was modeled on the eloborate and ornate style of Reivaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. Monastic life at the abbey ceased in 1550, but it continued to be used as the parish church for almost another 200 years.